Crown Point in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The British at Crown Point
In April 1773, a chimney fire spread from the soldiers’ barracks to the log walls of the fort, resulting in the explosion of the powder magazine and the virtual destruction of the main fort. Troop strength was gradually reduced until only a tiny garrison remained to surrender the fort to American rebel troops commanded by Seth Warner in May 1775.
Erected by Crown Point State Historic Site.
Location. 44° 1.778′ N, 73° 25.765′ W. Marker is in Crown Point, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on Grandview Drive, on the left Click for map. Marker is in Crown Point State Historic Site, along the walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Crown Point NY 12928, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “His Majesty’s Fort of Crown Point” (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barracks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crown Point: Military Focus (about 400 feet away); Capture of Fort St. Frédéric (about 500 feet away); The French at Crown Point (about 600 feet away); Fort St. Frédéric (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ruins of Pre-Revolutionary Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Champlain (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crown Point.
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a map of Crown Point, Fort St. Frédéric and the surrounding area. The right of the map repeats the marker text in French.
Also see . . .
1. Crown Point State Historic Site. New York State. (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Crown Point. An Outline History. (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. His Majesty’s Fort at Crown Point. The Lake (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Notable Places • War, US Revolutionary •
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